Admission Criteria

  • Associates degree or higher in healthcare program with hands-on patient care clinical rotations.
  • Examples:
    • Radiologic Technology
    • Respiratory Therapy
    • Physical Therapist Assistant
    • Occupational Therapist Assistant
    • Registered Nurse
    • *LPN (Associate Degree Programs OR if it is a Certificate Program then an Associate Degree in another field is still required, plus one year of full-time work in a hospital setting.)
    • Other hands-on healthcare certifications/licenses may be considered on an individual basis.  Anything considered here would most likely entail years of service working in a hospital doing some sort of direct patient care work where that hospital/facility would be willing to host the student for clinical training.  One example would be an ekg tech that a cardiac department wants to train in cardiac sonography.  If you are a CNA or CMA you will need to complete one of the degrees listed above or fall under the Employer Exception criteria listed below.


  • Completion of the following required courses with a C or better.  Overall GPA must be 2.5 or higher.
    • Statistics, Intermediate Algebra, or higher mathematics course
    • General college-level physics and/or radiographic physics
    • Communication skills (English, speech, or composition)
    • Human anatomy (can be combined with physiology)
    • Human physiology (can be combined with anatomy)
    • Medical Terminology

All pre-requisite coursework must be completed by the end of May of the preceding August start date.  For example, if you are applying for the August 2019 start date, then all pre-req coursework must be completed by May of 2019.

Employers may request a waiver an "Employer Exception" on the admissions criteria if they have a specific employee they want trained.  The employer would be expected to host the employee as a student and the facility must also meet our accreditation requirements.  The employee also must have all pre-requisite courses completed or in progress at the time of applying.


2020 DMS Program Application Packet will be available after September 1, 2019.

  • Applications may be submitted between October 1 – December 1 every year.  
  • Applications must be mailed in a manila type package (no folding or stapling of application *exception-transcripts may be included in the manila envelope "as is" from the sending institution)
  • No applications are held over year to year
  • No applications will be returned to the applicant

Selection Process

  1. A prospective student must meet the criteria laid out in the admissions criteria
  2. A prospective student must be deemed eligible by the program director
  3. A prospective student’s references, background check, and other application components must be deemed satisfactory by the program director and clinical coordinator
  4. There must be a signed affiliation agreement in place for the prospective student to ensure clinical placement

Application Deadline

DECEMBER 1st is the deadline to be considered for the following fall class.


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